Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bodega. Pours black with a foamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee and malt. Medium, smooth body with flavors of roasted coffee, grainy malt and a bit of dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Straightforward Dry Stout overall.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Bierkraft. Dark black beer with a thick light tan head. Aroma is quite nice, light cocoa and roasted barley over a nice lean pale malt base. More roasty than many other dry stouts along with a bit of graininess. A light tartness on the back, roasty and even a little spicy. Roasty finish with a bit of lingering tartness. Very nice dry stout... bone dry on the back. The best of this style I’ve had in quite some time.
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tap and Mallet in Rochester. Pours almost black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with caramel and dark chocolate. Medium body. Flavor is burnt wood, caramel and floral hops. Nice.
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Coles What a let down this was. Was definately expecting more. Waif model of a beer. No body here at all. nice roasted aroma. Pours a very dark brown with little head. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, cola. Slight bitterness in the watery finish. Needs body lots of it. Disappointing
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bodega. Dark brown/black pour with a frothy tan head. Metallic nose with roasted malt and bitter hops. Roasty chocolate flavor with a bitter hop finish and a coffee aftertaste.
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler - dark brown, nearly black, with a fluffy tan head - intensely roasty aroma, with light notes of smoke, some charred wood, light sweetness - very dry flavor, moderate coffee bitterness - very tasty notes of smoke and a lot of woody character - quite dry in the finish, with long lingering bitterness - a little vegetal as it warms, but it’s easy to overlook because it is otherwise so tasty.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured opaque black with a tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt and burnt marshmallows. There is also a mild tartness. Dry roasted malt flavor with just a touch of coffee. Light bodied with a dry roasted bitter finish.
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark black pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is rich and roasty with some chocolate, dark malts, and some cream. Flavor is slightly sweet and a little nutty at the beginning but disappears quickly. Some baker’s chocolate near the end with a little ashy finish. Run of the mill.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Shoreline Beverage. Pours black with a small ring of tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of buttered popcorn and roasted malt. Flavor is pretty similar, slightly more roasted with a tinge of coffee. Ok stout but pretty weak.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Deep black with a nice firm head. Not on nitro. Quite nice overall, a perfect level of roast and bitterness for the style, really drinkable, but as it warms it becomes overwhelmed with a rather offensive smell of old, rotten steamed broccoli. God damn. Yuck. Should have finished it while it was still cold... probably would have been a 3.9